August Customer Thank You Cards with Falling For Leaves

For today’s project I have my August customer thank you cards which you should have all received (hopefully as I gave them to hubby to post, fingers crossed). They are very simple cards which did take a little time to make as there is lot of colouring involved in each card.

I stamped the large maple leaf from Falling for Leaves in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and then coloured with Stampin’ Blends. The edges used Black Bliss with the centres in Mint Macaron and the remaining details were coloured with Light Pumpkin Pie which looks similar to Grapefruit Grove which is the colour I wanted to use.

Falling for Leaves august thank you flat

After mounting on some Blackberry Bliss card the main card is finished. I stamped the lovely sentiment from the same set onto the second largest set of dies from the Layering Circles Framelits in Blackberry Bliss. Simple cards that were a joy to create.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Baby Cards with Animal Outing

Ever since I first saw the Animal Outing set in the catalogue back in May I’ve wanted to create baby cards with that cute Kangaroo and Koala image but I’ve never found a background I was happy with, until now. The new Buffalo Check background stamp gives the perfect amount of detail without taking over from the cuteness of the Kangaroo and it can be any colour you want.

Animal Outing petal pink baby card

Petal Pink was my choice for a baby girl card purely because of the matching embellishments from the Twinkle Twinkle Suite. A little bit of bakers twine wrapped around the background layer helps to ground my focal point of the Kangaroo and also adds a little sparkle.

Behind the Kangaroo I added three layers to give some more interest to then card, the first is a circle of Whisper white cardstock punched from the 1 3/4″ punch, the second layer is Petal Pink cardstock punched from the Starburst punch and the third layer is Vellum which is cut from the second largest circle in the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
animal outing pool party baby card

For the blue version I used Pool Party as I thought I had the matching twine aswell,  turns out I don’t or more likely I’ve lost it! So I used the silver and white bakers twine which looks just as good. To add some more bling to each card a added three stars from the Twinkle adhesive Backed Stars. I love these because half of the pack are iridescent and half are silver so match these two cards perfectly.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s cute little cards.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Water-Coloured Autumn Leaves Card with Blended Seasons

There’s only two more days to get your hands on the Blended Seasons bundle so I’m back today with another idea for you.

I’ve used the falling leaves stamp and stamped over watercolour paper in Stazon and then coloured with Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Garden Green watercolour pencils, which all belong to assortment 2. I coloured the leaves really roughly to try and highlight the affects of the turning leaves and I think the end result is quite good….if you don’t look too closely.

autumn leaves blended seasons card flat

To add some texture I added some strips of ribbon to the side of my greetings panel. I used a small piece of the new Braided Linen Trim and I wanted something which would add a bit more Cajun Craze to the card. We don’t carry anything like this so I made my own using the Polka Dot Ribbon and the Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends marker, which adds exactly what I wanted to the card.

Hope you’ve enjoyed todays project and remember order these products now before they’re gone forever.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

“Praying for You” Card with Beautiful Promenade

The Petal Promenade suite in the catalogue really appeals to me because of the beautiful floral stamps and dies and a paper pack which is just stunning in real life. I have struggled to use this set though as I found the sentiments hard to work with. For today’s card I’ve been inspired by the examples in the catalogue on page 106, I often look to the catalogue for inspiration when I’m struggling with a set as its a good starting point.

praying for you card flat

I’ve got less layers on my card but have added that beautiful large flower to the front of the card in Petal Pink but I wish I done it in Flirty Flamingo so it stood out a bit more.

If you haven’t got a copy of the catalogue and would like one then please get in touch at dibbystamps@gmail.com I can send them to the UK, france, Germany, Austria and The Netherlands.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Congratulations Card with Little Elephant

Today I’ve managed to make a card with no tools and just one stamp set, I didn’t even use the matching punch with this set. There’s plenty of cute stamps in the Little Elephant stamp set to make any kind of card, today I’m making an anniversary card for my brother and sister-in-law.

I’ve added some of the Twinkle Twinkle DSP to the card as a background but the rest is all ink. I love Stampin’ Up! inks, they work beautifully every time and perfectly match the paper we carry so making a project like this takes literally minutes.

little elephant flat

Hope they both like the card!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Rainbow Flower Birthday Card with Happy Birthday Gorgeous

We’ve had miserable weather here in the UK the last couple of days so I was inspired to make a rainbow themed card in the hope the sun will come back out for the last week of the school holidays. So I pulled out one of my favourite stamp set Happy Birthday Gorgeous and a mix of colours to make a rainbow.

Starting at the top of my card a stamped a row of flowers in the following colours: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Blueberry Bushel and Fresh Fig. I did have Balmy Blue and Night of navy in the mix for my blue and indigo colours but half way down I realised I wouldn’t have room to complete the rainbow so swapped them for Blueberry Bushel which is the perfect mix of blue and indigo.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Rainbow Flower Card Flat

To finish the card I stamped and embossed the Happy Birthday greeting in white onto black card and punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch.

A quick simple card which will hopefully encourage the sun to come back out.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Nature’s Roots Birthday Card

For today’s project I’ve made a quick birthday card which will suit anyone who loves nature.  I’ve kept the colour scheme very simple with Tranquil Tide and Crumb Cake but used different textures and layers to add interest.

The background was created by simply stamping the small leaf randomly all over my card base in Tranquil Tide to give a tone on tone look. The Simple Stripes Embossing Folder adds some texture to the Crumb Cake layer, a little inking to the edges adds a little more definition to the ripped edges.

Natures Roots flat card

Some of the Nature’s Twine in Crumb Cake adds a final touch of texture along with the raised up Scots Pine die cut from the Nature’s Roots Framelits. The happy birthday greeting is from Perennial Birthday.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x